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Data Show Most Trump Voters Were Middle Income, Not ‘Working Class’

According to an analysis by the Washington Post, Trump’s voting bloc was primarily comprised of middle- and upper-income Americans. An NBC poll of Trump voters from March 2016 showed that only one-third of his supporters had incomes lower than $50,000, while the other two-thirds made more than $50,000. A similar trend arose in the general election as well. According to the American National Election Study, 35 percent of people who said they voted for Trump had household incomes under $50,000. The other two-thirds of Trump voters “came from the better-off half of the economy.”

June 6, 2017

Sorry, Liberals. We Have To Talk About Economics — And Race.

Ignoring race to focus solely on economics helps the GOP, and that won’t even be an option considering whom Trump’s policies will target, argues columnist Greg Sargent. But author Ian Haney-López asserts that the Democratic Party presenting itself as “a coalition of minorities, each with discrete identities but united by a few shared interests” won’t reverse the trends that have fed massive inequality either. Instead, Democrats must confront the right’s white identity politics for what it is: a scam against the entire American working class.

January 2, 2017
White Working Class, Manufacturing

The Invention Of The ‘White Working Class’

History warns us to be very, very careful when using the phrase “white working class.” The reason has nothing to do with political correctness. Rather, it concerns the changing historical definitions of who is “white.” When we invent the white working class, we whitewash an increasingly diverse manufacturing workforce.

December 27, 2016
End of identity politics

The End Of ‘Identity Liberalism’? It Can’t Happen Too Soon

Identity politics rooted in race, gender and cultural identity invariably leads to tribalism—the great enemy of democracy. As Mark Lilla wrote, “the first identity movement in American politics was the Ku Klux Klan.”

November 30, 2016
Hillary Clinton greets workers at Munster Steel in Hammond, Indiana, United States, April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

The Uncertain Future Of The Working-Class

Nowadays, working Americans have far higher expectations regarding quality of life, but the people who work with their hands these days seem less hopeful.

November 29, 2016
Solidarity, Protests

America Needs Genuine Class Solidarity Politics

What is necessary moving forward, what is essential if the future can yet be won, is a politics that can win the world as it is. There are no politics that can combat ethno-nationalism but the politics of class solidarity

November 11, 2016
Revenge of the forgotten class - working class voters

Revenge Of The Forgotten Class

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats were playing with fire when they effectively wrote off white workers in the small towns and cities of the Rust Belt.

November 11, 2016
At the Rolling Thunder rally in Washington DC with Donald Trump

Review: Listen, Liberals! And Hear The Political Rage Of America’s Dispossessed

The clash of deeply felt racial and class grievances, compounded by cultural wounds on both sides of the identity divide, is crowding out the progressive brand of populism that America once had and so sorely needs.

November 6, 2016

Left-Wing Icon Noam Chomsky: Clinton Must Win, But Listen To Trump Voters

Chomsky initially favored Bernie Sanders over Clinton, but insisted Democrats must win at all costs. Because if Trump wins “the human species is in very deep trouble.”

October 31, 2016

Why Are Clinton’s Millions Of Supporters Invisible In The Media?

Media are infatuated with millennial voters and relentless report how they might not like Clinton as much as they loved Barack Obama. Mathematically, the indications are that the Republican Party stands poised to be routed by those voters in November.

October 7, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with his workers after he landed on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Donald Trump Sees Working Class Chumps

Trump is a bloviating billionaire who built his riches on the backs of mistreated employees. Now he is masquerading as a presidential candidate who cares about the people I come from.

October 5, 2016
5 reasons Trump will not win in November

5 Reasons Trump Won’t Win In November — And One Way He Could

Let’s start by clearing up the dumb misconceptions about the 2016 presidential election.

March 21, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump gives a thumbs up as his supporters rip apart a sign being held up in front of the candidate by protestors at a rally in Portland

Such a Curiosity, Those White Working-Class Voters

Most of them know that their current appeal to presidential candidates and the gawking media is as fleeting as it is intense.

March 10, 2016